Thanks for the thoughts J. I have lots of experience with alt printing and a small amount of experience with Liquid Light. My "vision" for these images (still unfulfilled) is more "modern B&W paper". Perhaps with all of the paint/encaustic and collage involved, having the main images look too hand/alt printed is just too too too much? Heck, I grew up photographically considering Brett Weston as a near God. What am I doing with paint, wax and mixed media???
Mostly having fun, actually :-)
I've also dropped this question onto an encaustic painter's board. They are a lot smaller/slower over there. As small a community as "analog" photographers may feel, I think the community of encasutics users is even smaller!